Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I spend a lot of time on here complaining about what I don't have in my life. Today, I want to share what I am thankful to have in my life.

I am thankful for my family, my parents, my siblings, my husband, and my step-daughter. I cannot imagine not having these wonderful people who love me in my life. My parents have always been there for me when I need them. My brother and sister have grown into adults I'm proud to know. My husband is the light in my heart and the one who always seems to know what I'm thinking, no matter what. My step-daughter is the light of my heart as well. She's growing up so quickly and soon will be a young woman. I am proud of who she is now and proud of the woman she is becoming.

I am thankful for extended family - my in-laws, my aunts and uncles, and my cousins. I am thankful for my 3 dogs who love me and are always happy to see me. I love running around with them and cuddling on the cold evenings on the couch. I am thankful for my job. It gives me freedom to do the things that I want to do in addition to the things I need to do. I'm thankful for my friends, both IRL and in the computer. All of you help keep me grounded when it seems like life is too much. I'm thankful to have the ALI community to ask for advice, read other's stories, and to help me know I'm not alone.

I hope all of you who are celebrating Thanksgiving this week also have a wonderful day and have many reasons to be thankful as well.

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's that time again

CD1 and just in time for Thanksgiving!! It's the beginning of the holiday season and I promised myself last year when we were preparing to start clomid that it would be the last one without a baby or expecting a baby.

Here we are again. Still no baby, still no pregnancy. Just the waiting and the pain of the holidays.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bad blogger

I've been MIA. My apologies to those who stopped by during ICLW. I signed up for ICLW, but just as it started we had a family emergency and it took all of my attention. My sister who lives 3,000 or so miles away went into the hospital with what was pneumonia in both lungs. While there, she was diagnosed with lupus. My mom flew out to be with her and she was in the hospital for 2 weeks. I apologize for falling off the internet for the last 3 or so weeks, but my family needed me for moral support while we were finding everything out.

My sister has since come home from the hospital and is coming to terms with her diagnosis. We're also coming to terms with it, though in a different way than she is. Right now we're all working to find ways to help her and looking to see how we can help her move home at the end of the school year so she can be closer to family, if she chooses.

I promise I'll start writing more again. We just needed the time to work as a family and help her get through everything as best we could.